Righteously Wrong Josefin Winther
- 2Walls in Beijing04:35
- 3Wild in the Nighttime04:32
- 4Moving Forward03:35
- 5Righteously Wrong04:05
- 7Long Night04:57
- 9Save My Love04:22
- 10Protect You from the Past04:34
- 11Don't Forget04:00
Info for Righteously Wrong
"This album is a prime example of music that transcends genre by sheer quality. Josefin Winther is a Norwegian singer with a voice that ranges from delicate melancholy to anguished power, and this is her fourth full-length album, the first on Apollon after independent releases. And while this is undoubtedly a singer-songwriter album, it leans more towards atmospheric rock than old-school folk. In fact, the arrangements and production have more in common with an artist like Bjørn Riis than they do with either a pop artist like Pink or a folky like Ani DiFranco. The moods range from sparse and intimate, like “Joke,” which features minimal piano and simple strings along with breathy vocals, to the upbeat “Wild in the Nighttime,” with drums, bass, guitar, and strings. Most of the tracks are in between those poles, favoring the quiet side, though “Moving Forward” is the standout song and embodies both extremes, with quiet verses and much louder choruses featuring electric guitar and some nice trippy synthesizers. The lyrics tend toward the personal, with some dark themes tempered by hope and messages about overcoming difficulties. So while the music is basically introspective and not at all prone to “let’s have a good time” party tunes, it’s a great listen for times when a more reflective attitude is called for. Kudos to Winther and producer Yngve Sætre for this lovely album, which also features members of Emmerhoff and Sondre Lerche’s band." (Jon Davis, www.expose.org)
Josefin Winther, guitar, vocals
Reidar Opdal, keyboards
Isa Holmesland, violin
Madeleine Ossum, violin
Chris Holm, bass
Ivar Tormodsether, drums
Iver Sandøy, drums
Producer, mixed by Yngve Sætre
was born in 1986 in Bergen, Norway.
At nineteen Josefin was signed to indie label Your Favourite Music, in Bergen, and the same year she released her debut EP. It received critical acclaim and roused excitement for her first full-length album, scheduled for release the next year.
In 2008 she released her debut album, Be Proud or Stay out of It, produced by Kristian Fanavoll Tvedt. Her debut album was again received with critical acclaim. She was named, "Norway's own PJ Harvey", "Bergen's reply to Patti Smith" and a "rising star on the pop-rock sky".
Late in 2009 she started recording her second full-length album, which was released on her own self-titled label, Josefin Winther. The recordings completed, Josefin moved to Iceland, and stayed there during the fall of 2010 writing new material, and recording music videos. Raising Armies was released February 2011, again produced by Kristian Fanavoll Tvedt. 2011 was filled with extensive promotion and constant touring all over Europe.
She performed live on national TV on music shows like “Battle of the Choirs”, “The Voice”.
She also made her mark as a songwriter for other artists on Eurovision.
Three singles were released from Raising Armies: “Horizon”, “Trend” and “The Beginning”. After touring Norway and Northern Europe in September, she moved back to Iceland, and started preparing for new songs to be released in 2012. As a kick off for the new year, she released “Why do they try?” The first single to be released in 2012, was the powerful (Maybe) I came here to feel.
Since moving to London in 2012, Josefin has had great success playing solo-gigs.
2014 she experienced success as a songwriter in Eurovision Song Contest again, this time with the ballade "Silent Storm", performed by her cousin Carl Espen.
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